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Dez Bryant To DeMarco Murray: “Come On Home”

RJ Ochoa



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Around lunchtime on Thursday afternoon, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport had some interesting news for the football world. Apparently things between the Philadelphia Eagles and their big-time free agent running back of a year ago, cough DeMarco Murray cough, aren't quite so brotherly in the city of cheesesteaks and Rocky steps.

The NFL world reacted as they always do... with some strong opinions on the Twitter machine. People from all over the world let their opinions out about DeMarco Murray and how he can't get no satisfaction from the Eagles. Pretty standard routine for something like this, right?

Enter Dez Bryant.

Dez Bryant on Twitter

@JasonWitten @tonyromo @DeMarcoMurray come on home #cowboys

Dez must have seen the rumblings about Murray's permanent sad face in Philly, lassoed in the 'Boys via Twitter mention, and implored D.Moe to "come home."

How likely is a reunion between DeMarco and the Dallas Cowboys? Who knows at this point. There's no denying that there's a great connection deep beneath the scorn born in 2014 between the two parties, but it's obvious that at least Dez (presumably Jason Witten and Tony Romo as well) is prepared to open his arms for a Murray return.

The big question here is will Philadelphia even relinquish him? Are they truly that dissatisfied with this whole mess? Again... who knows?

Cowboys Blog - Dez Bryant To DeMarco Murray: "Come On Home"

Perhaps the most interesting thing here is whether the loyal members of Cowboys Nation would welcome DeMarco back as willingly as Dez seems to be ready to do. Before you laugh the idea away, let me lay something out for you.

Imagine the logistics work out so that Phillly really does let DeMarco go. After a pretty putrid season, say that the Cowboys sign him for a friendlier deal than Murray was willing to take just a year ago. Is that not enough of a victory?

If it isn't then go a few steps further down this rabbit hole with me. Imagine beating Philadelphia with DeMarco, twice, as they sputter further out of control in the Chip Kelly aftermath and we return to the standard glory known to Dallas Cowboys fans.

Just think about it.

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Would you take DeMarco back? Voice your opinion! Comment below, Email me at, or Tweet to me (like Dez) at @rjochoa!

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  • http://Facebook Cecilia Gomez-Guerrero

    I am one die hard Dallas Cowboys Fan. Yes it would be bitter sweet to have him back! To have a stable running game and get him at a Dollar store price would make it even mows worth it! It would also be hard him eating cudd. Which is so much more fun to watch because he thought it was just this current season for all of us who are faithful to our Blue, Silver and Stars team! Win or Loss it's Dallas Cowboys for me & Proud of it! A true fan holds their head high either way. Go Team in 2016-2017 seasos.

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Cowboys Sign Free Agent WR Deonte Thompson

Jess Haynie



Deonte Thompson

The Dallas Cowboys added some speed to their receiver corps today by signing free agent Deonte Thompson. He played for both the Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills last season.

Thompson, who turned 29 last month, went undrafted in 2012. He had a quiet to start to his career as a reserve and practice squad guy in Baltimore and Chicago, but finally got a chance to shine with seven starts last year for the Bills. He 27 catches for 430 yards and one touchdown in just 11 games.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

The #Cowboys signed WR Deonte Thompson, per agent @davidcanter. He gets 1-year, $2.5M with a $1M signing bonus.

Deonte brings some much-needed speed to the Cowboys offense. He ran a 4.31 40-yard dash as a rookie, and while he's 29 now he still poses more of a vertical threat than the current Dallas receivers.

Given the low salary in this deal, Thompson may not be seen as much than a replacement for Brice Butler near the bottom of Dallas' depth chart. We also have to wait and see what happens with the draft and other moves this offseason to know where he fits into the bigger picture.

For now, though, Cowboys fans can take a little comfort in knowing the front office hasn't completely fallen asleep at the wheel.

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Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

Sean Martin



Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal

At long last, the Dallas Cowboys have their first free agent addition of this offseason. Having lost starters Jonathan Cooper and Anthony Hitchens at left guard and linebacker respectively, the team has added depth at LB with Joe Thomas signing a two-year deal.

The 2018 season will actually mark Joe Thomas' second stint with the Dallas Cowboys, as he was signed to their practice squad in 2015. The team that signed Thomas out of South Carolina State following the 2014 draft, the Green Bay Packers, added Thomas back to their active roster for the 2015 season.

Jon Machota on Twitter

Source: Cowboys have agreed to a 2-year deal with free agent LB Joe Thomas. He visited the Cowboys today. Thomas has played in 42 games over the last three seasons with the Packers. He had a career-high 70 tackles in 2016.

Thomas has spent the last three seasons starting eight games for the Packers, recording 70 tackles and an interception in 2016.

A contingency plan of Sean Lee and Jaylon Smith carrying the Cowboys for 16 games at LB requires adequate depth, which is exactly what the Cowboys are typically in the market for come free agency. Waiting longer than usual to make their first splash, the Cowboys absolutely need an addition like Thomas to perform better than last year's FA class.

Used in sub packages by the Packers while also playing special teams - where the Cowboys have lost core players in Keith Smith and Kyle Wilber - Thomas will have a great chance to impress two new Dallas coaches in Ben Bloom and Keith O'Quinn.

Tell us what you think about "Dallas Cowboys Sign LB Joe Thomas to 2 Year Deal" in the comments below. You can also email me at, or Tweet to me at @SeanMartinNFL!

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Cowboys Trade for FB Jamize Olawale from Raiders

Jess Haynie



Jamize Olawale, Raiders

Less than a week after the Cowboys lost fullback Keith Smith to the Raiders in free agency, the two teams have worked out a trade to send FB Jamize Olawale from Oakland to Dallas.

Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Fullback trade! The #Raiders are sending FB Jamize Olawale to the #Cowboys, sources say. Dallas has its fullback, one who was with Oakland since 2012.

To facilitate the trade, the Cowboys will send their fifth-round pick (173rd overall) to the Raiders for their sixth-round pick (192nd), moving back just 19 spots.

In return, Dallas not only brings in a veteran replacement at FB but a player they already know.

Jamize Olawale was an undrafted rookie free agent of the Cowboys in 2012. Despite a strong showing in that preseason, Dallas did not have room for him on the roster. He was on the team's practice squad until December, when Oakland poached him.

Since then, Olawale has been a regular roleplayer in the Raiders' offense. He's missed just six games since 2013.

Jamize brings more offensive firepower to the FB position than Keith Smith had. He's scored at least one touchdown in each of the last three seasons. He can be effective both running and receiving.

Through the trade, Dallas picks up the final year of Olawale's current contract. It calls for a $1.5 million base salary in 2018.

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